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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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arg! rat might be ill!

i dont really know if she's ill. she has this scab or something just behind her right cheek and hair's coming out around it. i think im gunna take her to the vet tomorrow.

anyone know what it might be?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 08:24 PM
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It could be an abcess or it may just be a scab from scratching or itching.Keep us updated.




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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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she scratches there quite alot, so it might just be a scab.

taking her to the vet tomorrow, so i'll let you know what he says.


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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 03:20 PM
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Does she have scabs any place else?

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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no, just that little one behind her cheek where her neck meets her jaw


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What did the vet say?




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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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the vet said it was just a scab. i'm really releived.


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 07:30 PM
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oh that's great! now the healing and all better soon

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Scabs heal fast and generally pretty well on rats.





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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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cool.

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